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Nextech AR Using LiDAR for Metaverse Spatial Mapping


Nextech AR Solutions, a metaverse company, has announced that its no-code spatial computing platform for the real-world metaverse, ARway, will be enhanced with LiDAR technology to create more accurate meshes for its spatial mapping software.

ARway is a metaverse creation studio that allows users to spatially map their location and populate it with interactive 3D objects, navigations, wayfinding, audio, and more. By using LiDAR, ARway can provide customers with high quality 3D meshes and spatial mapping solutions.

LiDAR generates a much denser point cloud than video technology, enabling the creation of an extremely accurate model of the environment scanned. The technology can create 3D images and measure distances and velocity, enabling autonomous vehicles to navigate roads for example. Major car companies are already investing billions into it for self-driving EVs.

“We are constantly analyzing new technologies which can give us a competitive edge in the market and with our adoption of LiDAR, which is bleeding edge technology, we believe we have gained that edge,” said Nextech AR CEO Evan Gappelberg.

The latest move marks an important technological advancement for ARway, which can now leverage LiDAR technology to digitally replicate its Map Studio Portal. This will help the company create more detailed 3D models and provide better ways of navigating unfamiliar places. For example, realtors using LiDAR have greater spatial awareness from remote locations in context of the room or zone.

Visitors can easily use the Dynamic Anchoring tool to localize themselves within the Spatial Map, no matter where they are. All they have to do is scan an area with a mobile device. It's simple, fast, and effective.

 “We believe it’s also a perfect product market fit for AR wayfinding and that adopting LiDAR technology for our ARway solution will give users hyper-accurate spatial maps and provide deep analytics within the map, which is exactly what our customers are telling us they want,” said Gappelberg.

Company officials previously announced plans to create a standalone public company for ARway that it says will be the first publicly traded “pure play” spatial computing platform.

Edited by Erik Linask
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